Archive for ‘June, 2011’


Lagniappe

Lagniappe

The view from the water tower in Monterey Hills is absolutely amazing. (But, if you’re paying attention, when you walk back to your car in the early morning sunlight you’ll see these wonderful shadows from a neighboring fence. Consider it a beautiful little bonus.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

PORTANTINO’S “OPEN CARRY” GUN BAN HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

PORTANTINO’S “OPEN CARRY” GUN BAN HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

– Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s (D-La Cañada Flintridge) bill to ban the “open carry” of unloaded handguns was approved today in Senate Appropriations and now moves on to a hearing by the full Senate later this summer. AB 144 makes it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in any public place or street. Violations […]

Chaos Chronicles 419 is up: Supreme Court Decisions! Calories on Menus! Royal Query!

Chaos Chronicles 419 is up: Supreme Court Decisions! Calories on Menus! Royal Query!

Special Early in the Week Chaos! Enjoy: On this Chaos Chronicles: Lian’s weekend as the Sportsparent Calories on Restaurant Menus: Does it Stop you in your tracks when ordering? The Supreme Court thinks it’s  a super idea to let kids buy really violent video games My To Do List: Should I wave an American flag […]

ET, come home

ET, come home

The search for extraterrestrial life isn’t only for science fiction. There are startling new discoveries being made in astrobiology, a new field blending astronomy, biology and geology, that raise questions about the definition of life and what it would mean to the human race if we found it on another planet. In the new book […]

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men

In nature, there’s a rigid human sex ratio of 105 boys for every 100 girls, but the invention of amniocentesis and the ultrasound in the 1970s led to massive skewing of these normal proportions, as couples around the world decided to abort their female fetuses. These sex-specific abortions—an estimated 163 million in the last 40 […]

The Storied Rialto

The Storied Rialto

Just because it’s not Christmas doesn’t mean folks–or in this case, a theatre–couldn’t use a miracle. The Rialto Theatre in downtown South Pasadena has been crumbling for a long time. South Pas residents want to see this grand old palace resurrected and put to good use. The effort is underway, and you can help by […]

Sausages for Summer Grilling

Sausages for Summer Grilling

June gloom aside, barbecue season is upon us, so we went on a quest for best house-made sausages for summer grilling. Herewith our favorites, in relative order of favorite-ness: Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, 3417 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose, 818.244.4735, schreinersfinesausages.com. Hoo-boy, you haven’t lived until you’ve delved into the bounty behind the glass cases at Schreiner’s, […]

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Alternate: Falls Trail 7 miles roundtrip; moderate cityofmonrovia.org Perhaps the prettiest hike in the region, this trail goes along Sawpit and Sycamore canyons. Up high are views, chaparral and cactus; in the midranges are wildflowers and a green meadow; and on the lower elevations are a creek, waterfalls, oak and sycamore groves and lush fern […]

Sparse attendence at Farnworth Park’s "Festival of the Arts"

Sparse attendence at Farnworth Park’s "Festival of the Arts"

by Laura Monteros Pictured: scenes from Shakespeare were performed at the Theatre Americana festival. Music, dance, art, Shakespeare, and even a cute pooch didn’t draw in the crowds at Theatre Americana’s first Festival of the Arts in Farnsworth Park on Saturday. Whether this was due to summer heat, the soccer Gold Cup game at the […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/27/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/27/11

Hardcover Fiction Dreams of Joy, Lisa See Disturbance, Jan Burke Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, Ron Hansen State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Smokin Seventeen, Janet Evanovich Snowman, Jo Nesbo Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy Inspector and Silence, Hakan Nesser Dog Who Came In From The Cold, Alexander Smith Hardcover Non-Fiction In […]

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